The most powerful model in the Audi A4 lineup comes equipped with a 3.0 TFSI engine that delivers a total of 272 horsepower. Pretty good, but what if the A4 could do better?
ABT Sportsline had this question in mind and developed its new AS4 package that takes the output to an amazing 380 horsepower, which is even more impressive than the 333 horsepower that the S4 delivers. Peak torque was also increased to 369 pound-feet, which represents an increase of 74 pound-feet.
Customers interested can update any other version in the A4 lineup: the 1.8 engine can be increased to 211 horsepower and the 2.0 liter TFSI to 270 horsepower. If you drive a diesel car you can also opt for some improvements. The 2.0 TDI version can be tricked to deliver 205 horsepower and the 3.0 TDI 300 horsepower.
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Audi A4 by ABT Sportsline in Detail
Along with the engine upgrades, ABT is also offering some updates on the exterior - changes required by such a powerful A4. In order to improve the car’s aerodynamics, the tuner is offering a new front spoiler, fender inserts and side skirts. For the rear, ABT adds in a new spoiler and skirt.
In order to improve the engine’s sound, the exhaust system now ends with four pipes, while a sportier look is obtained by installing new suspension springs from CoG.
Last elements are, of course, a set of wheels and customers can choose between 19- or 20-inch rollers in CR or DR designs.
Gallery Audi A4 by ABT Sportsline
The ABT AS4, based upon the Audi A4, sets standards in terms of sportiness, especially in the now available version with the 3 liter six-cylinder engine: “Our new AS4 3.0 TFSI is a roadworthy medium-sized car which guarantees fun. You could steal a trailer full of horses with it – and still take the fast lane“, says Hans-Jürgen Abt, CEO of ABT Sportsline. And the concept works. After all, the ABT AS4 with its V6 is dynamic, agile and on top of almost any situation – be it as the ABT AS4 Avant or the elegant ABT AS4 sedan. The Audi A4 is also of a very assertive and, at the same time, discreet design.
To be sure, you don’t have to steal horses with it. After all, the ABT AS4 has enough of its own, and these are extremely fit, too! The new 3.0 TFSI variant of the A4 has been optimised by the ABT engineers and the performance increased by a full 108 hp (79 kW). With 380 hp (279 kW), this new model is always the right companion. Torque has been increased by 100 Nm to 500 Nm; the turbo V6 is always powerful, even when fully loaded, so it’s always on top of every traffic situation.
But it isn’t only for the 3 liter six-cylinder petrol engine that ABT Sportsline provides the right upgrades. The portfolio for the A4 and the A4 Avant has the right version for all you may want. Be it a turbo petrol engine or a balanced and powerful diesel engine for people who use their car a lot and want to economise: ABT Sportsline has the right package for every engine and every customer (see page “facts and figures”).
Of course, you also ought to see this sportiness. So the ABT Sportsline designers also developed aerodynamic components for the A4 limousine and the A4 Avant: front spoiler, fender inserts and side skirts shape the elegant silhouette. The rear end is assertive with its rear spoiler, rear skirt and 4-pipe exhaust system. And that’s just as it should be for the road behaviour of the ABT AS4, which is also improved by the CoG being lowered by the suspension springs, thus underscoring the A4’s sporty looks. The ABT height-adjustable coilovers, combining maximum comfort with optimum road behaviour, are really “premium”. We also recommend ABT sport-type wheels: the new highlight is the attractive ER-C. With its five double spokes, it is fully in line with the design of the Audi A4 and underscores this car’s forward thrust. This model, and the CR and DR, are available in 19 and 20 inches and in combination with high-performance tires. The ABT AS4 is really a roadworthy athlete – especially with the 3.0 TFSI.